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Cleveland, OH – The Concord-Telarc Division of Concord Music Group received 18 GRAMMY® nominations, as announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) on December 5, 2012. All nominations were for albums released from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. Winners will be announced at the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET/PT from Staples Center in Los Angeles, airing live on the CBS Television Network.

The Concord-Telarc Division nominations are:

Best Pop Instrumental Album:


Gerald Albright & Norman Brown

[Concord Jazz]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

Hot House

Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists

Track from: Hot House

[Concord Jazz]

Alice in Wonderland

Chick Corea, soloist

Track from: Further Explorations (Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian)

[Concord Jazz]

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project

Kurt Elling

[Concord Jazz]


Al Jarreau (And the Metropole Orkest)


Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding

[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

Further Explorations

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian

[Concord Jazz]

Hot House

Chick Corea & Gary Burton

[Concord Jazz]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)

Arturo Sandoval

[Concord Jazz]

Best Blues Album:

33 1/3

Shemekia Copeland

[Telarc International]

Best Instrumental Composition:

December Dream

Chuck Loeb, composer (Fourplay)

Track from: Esprit De Four

[Heads Up International]

Mozart Goes Dancing

Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

Track from: Hot House

[Concord Jazz]

Best Instrumental Arrangement:

A Night In Tunisia (Actually An Entire Weekend!)

Wally Minko, arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Track from: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

[Concord Jazz]

Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado)

Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Track from: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

[Concord Jazz]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):

City of Roses

Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

Track from: Radio Music Society

[Heads Up International]

Spain (I Can Recall)

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest)

Track from: Live

[Concord Records]

Best Album Notes:

Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)


Best Long Form Music Video:

Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding, Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer [Heads Up International]

The Concord-Telarc Division of Concord Music Group includes Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Concord Picante, Telarc and Heads Up.

::: SOURCE: Concord Music Group :::